Sunday, October 27, 2013

Distressed Edge

There is an artsy technique for distressing your papers.  You wet the edges and the crumple them, the dry them.  It makes your paper wrinkley, and it buckles it some, but if you glue the paper down instead of taping it (where you have done this technique), your pages can still be quite flat. 

I love this soft snowflake design on the Frosted paper (X7175B), its not even obviously snowflakes.  Because I knew I wanted to show more than just a little of the background paper, I first tore my top layer.

Then I wet the paper with my fingers and pinched the wet edges.  After drying with a heat gun, I measured the empty space, and cut the background to fit.  I just needed a 6X6 for behind the torn spaces, saving the rest for other things. 

I carried the technique over to the other page, this time with a center tear.

I wanted to use the nativity scene from the Glory to God stamp set (D1483).  Using my white paper again (thin pages that don't work for scrapping), I stamped in grey wool and rough cut the pieces, just for placement options. 

I ended up with this layout that I liked.  I took a picture and then my scrapbooking got delayed for several days.  I didn't go back to my picture, and ended up with the final product you see in the first picture.  I actually like this layout better, so I wanted to share.

I like these light pages for my Christmas photos, because the pictures are usually very colorful and busy.  This way my pages don't compete or overpower the memories.  Some more photos of the detailed groupings.  


Embellishments include:
     Black & Grey glitter paper (Z1829) Snowflakes cut from Art Booking cartridge, page 76.
     Wooden (Z1837) wooden swirls
     Antiqued Gold (Z1786) lace flowers
     Licorice Opaque Adhesive gems (Z1335) blue and silver dots
     Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812)
     Frosted Assortment (Z1890) small felt white flowers

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